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2019 CCME Concurrent Sessions

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Beginner ACME 101 Learn about the 5 w's of the State Advisory Councils on Military Education (ACME) and discuss the initial onboard process of becoming a designed ACME by CCME. This session will also provide information on and updates of current ACME's, and allow ACME members to collaborate, share best practices, and network.
ACME 201 So, you've started an ACME, what next? Learn about common business practices, and how to implement policy to ensure a fully-functioning and reliable board of directors. Discuss non-profit options, how to become a working 501c3 non-profit organization, and provide strategic direction to fulfill the ACME's mission.
Demonstrating Return on Investment for the Credit-by-Exam Program Credit-by-Exam provides flexible opportunities for Service members to demonstrate what they already know, jumpstart a college degree, assist candidate’s complete degrees more efficiently, and help the DoD offset tuition assistance costs. Earning college credit through CLEP and DSST examinations can have profound effects on the likelihood of completing a degree and decrease the time to completion. Even test development best practices are helping to ease the transfer of credits between institutions. Come learn more about the return on investment of Credit-by-Exam.
DoD Institutional Compliance Program: Year Two, What's New? With a second year under our belt, the DoD's Institutional Compliance Program (ICP) continues to mature. What did we observe this time around? Our discussion will provide supplemental lessons learned, share additional best practices, and offer deeper insights into the DoD's expectations for educational institutions.
The Army Self-Directed Credentialing Assistance (CA) Program This session will provide a comprehensive overview of the new Army Self-Directed CA Program and updates on the Limited User Test (LUT) that will provide educators with comprehensive information about eligibility requirements, best practices, and a description of in-demand credentials during the LUT. Participants will learn about the LUT's lessons learned, plans for future expansions, and how the Army CA program differs from our Sister Services.
The Evolution of Education: University Certificates? Fast paced technological changes in the workplace and society demand that education opportunities remain relevant. Certificates embedded in the traditional degree within the university environment may be one way to keep pace with workplace changes and meet the needs of the active duty service member and veteran. Certificates can be the bridge as service members transition to civilian employment giving them timely, pertinent knowledge that supports employment needed in a consistently evolving marketplace.
The Services' Credentialing Programs: Pathways to Certifications & Licensing for our Service Members Defense Authorization (NDAA FY14/15) directed the DoD/Services to make industry certification & licensing opportunities available for our service members. It is imperative that service members, credentialing agencies, and employers have an understanding of how the Services are meeting these mandates and opening the doors of credentialing opportunities. This session will provide an overview of credentialing and how the Services use it to promote pathways for professional growth and help strengthen seamless transitions to the civilian workforce.
The sun never sets on the US Navy! Tuition Assistance Anywhere (Part Three) The sun never sets on the US Navy! Sailors continue to request greater access to higher education and the ability to maintain continuity with a selected Academic Institution without disruption due to duty assignment. The Navy, in response to this demand signal, has developed a suite of virtual delivery products for globally deployable Sailors. This session will provide a detailed insight on the Sailor’s perspective and the amazing products developed over the past year.
Beginner Using a Pre-admission Program to Increase Your Enrollment and Expand Your Partnerships Each year high school graduates are faced with the biggest decision of their life—choosing a career path. Why should their choices be relegated to forfeiting or rejecting one path in favor of another when one gives them endless possibilities? During this session, USAREC Education Services Specialist highlight its Concurrent Admission Program, a college referral partnership with over 1900 postsecondary institutions which puts future soldiers on track to exploring a pathway which combines national service with higher education. Receive a program overview and how we are partnering with colleges to promote lifelong learning
Beginner Data/Compliance/Outcomes Certifications Create Career Advancement Opportunities Studies have shown that students who utilize training materials are more likely to pass their certification exams, leading to higher rates of job placement, job satisfaction, and wage increases. Join us to learn how certification industry experts at Microsoft and Pearson VUE are working with the DoD to promote certification and its impact on troop readiness and career advancement.